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04.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
I recently received the promo images for the upcoming season closer for the Boulevard Theatre. Stations of the Cross is one of those ideas that sounds so simple and promising that it’s kind of surprising that no one thought of it before. Opening April 28th, it’s a series of monologues detailing different aspects of the life of a waitress. The stories are patterned after the 14 stations of the ...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I can’t believe it’s the Eastertime already. Ordinarily I’d be slapping on the final sheen of shellac to this week’s essay right about now, but alack, I practically damn near forgot I’m past due to meet up with my apostles over by the Uptowner tavern...
Monday, April 6, 2009

Milwaukee Benefits From Janet Zweig

As a member of the City of Milwaukee advisory committee responsible for the development of the sculpture developed by Milwaukee born artist Janet Zweig, I have been impressed with the quality of her work and the great care she has taken to connect this project to the Milwaukee Community. Upon her own initiative she has...
03.17.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
After a number of years in Milwaukee, most recently as Artistic Director of Spiral Theatre Company, Mark Hooker is leaving for the twin cities. Before he does so, he will be starring in his final production in Milwaukee—Charles Busch’s Die Mommie Die! I spoke with him about the comedy a few weeks back.Me: Do you have a history with [Die Mommie Die]?Mark Hooker: No. I’ve always admired Charle...
03.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Performance Poetry in Milwaukee has always had a relatively small following. Performance poetry ANYWHERE has always had a relatively small following. Every now and then, though, there’s a certain style that rises to prominence and gets noticed by people outside the usual milieu of performance poets. In the late ‘50’s and early ‘60’s it was the Beats. In the late ‘60’s and early 70’...
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Art Review

Some artists don't offer up their secrets too willingly. Such is the case with Dennis Balk, whose work is currently on display at Inova/Kenilworth (through April 5). Balk deploys a vast arsenal of media and disciplines, from mythology to nanotechnology, arousing an edifying incomprehensibility in his audience. Nonetheless, he's careful to ensure it's porous enough...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

Great Scots

The St. Andrew’s Society gathered at the Wisconsin Club for its 151st annual Robert Burns Anniversary Banquet to honor the Scottish bard. Led by Society President Jon Young and program hosts Circuit Judge Tom Cooper, Dave Berger, Tom Westgaard and other club officers, 215 revelers packed the ballroom...
01.28.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
In a recent article in the Washington Post Michael Conforti, the President for the Association of Art Museum Directors, said that despite the financial troubles faced by so many of the nation's art institutions - the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA and the National Academy in New York to name but a few - art museums are nonetheless a "bellwether" for people during troubled times - "places that pe...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009

Today @ the Museum of Wisconsin Art

The Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend is showing off two new exhibitions this month. "D.V. Holmes and His Mad Mechanical Menagerie," in the Main Gallery, features inventive sculptures by UW-Parkside art professor David Valentine Holmes. These sculptures, incorporating found objects and mechanical recyclables, resemble fantastical human forms or imagined beasts that center on Holmes' satirical view of human nature. Meanwhile...

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